Thursday, November 26, 2009

ABC's of THANKSGIVING...and Five Question Friday

This looked like fun...thinking of 26 reasons from A-Z that I am thankful! My friend Kristin did this and so did her friend, so I thought I would follow suite and do mine too. Maybe you would like to join in and make your list too. (:>) Some of mine are silly!

A) Autumn...and Apple Crisp

B) Bible...and Books

C) Calvary Baptist Church...and Christian Music...and Caramels

D) Daughters...and Diamonds...and Dew Drops

E) Everyday God Gives Me...Encouragement...and Earrings

F) Friends...and Food...and Fun

G) Grandchildren...and Grace...and Glory

H) Husband...Happiness...Hugs...and Home

I) Internet...and other Inventions...and Imagination

J) Jesus...and Joy...and Jam

K) Kisses...and Kitchens

L) Lipstick...Love...Laughter...and Libraries

M) Memories of Mom...Mornings...and Music

N) Nieces... and Nephews

O) Oil of Olay...Olives...and Oranges

P) Purple...and Periwinkle...and People

Q) Quietness...and Quilts

R) Roses...and Raindrops...and Raisins

S) Shortbread...and Sisters...and Sermons

T) Truth...and Tenderness

U) Understanding...Utilities...and Utensils

V) Voices...and Vegetables

W) Wonderful Women...Warmth...and Wonderment

X) X-cellant, X-pressions...and X-citement...(:>)I cheated a bit on that one!

Y) Yummy Yams...Yesterdays...and YOU!

Z) Zippers...Zoos...and Zeal

Wow!... There is sooo much to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well as you can see, I went way past 26 things that I am thankful for, but I had fun listing them. I think the Lord would be pleased if we practiced thankfulness everyday....and it would do our hearts good!
God Bless You

My Little Life

Well as lovely as it was... Thanksgiving is over and now it is Friday and so I will add the answers to Five Question Friday. If you'd like to play along, just click on the button above and find out the details and join in the fun! You will find Mama M there, and she is getting anxious for Christmas. Link up so we can all share our answers to the five questions Mama M has asked us.

1. Do you do a real or fake Christmas tree?

Although I love the smell of real Christmas trees, I have done fake trees for many years now. And have even gone to a tall thin tree to save room. The smaller trees are so much easier for this Grandma to manage.

2. What is your favorite Christmas tradition with your family?

We change things up and don't really have traditions,...but I love going to Christmas Eve services and really thinking about the gift of Jesus! I love the music and the candlelight too.

3. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in your neck of the woods? And, if many calories do you think you consumed yesterday?

We did our dinner on Saturday, and there was so much food we have been eating on it for days now. I don't know how many calories but I am thinkin' maybe a Gazillion!

4. Have you started decorating for Christmas, yet?

I sent my hubby to Wal-Mart yesterday for more lights for the tree. It seems like every year we find lights that don't work. Anyway I hope to do the decorating today or tomorrow. It is a lot of work, but I love the outcome.

5. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

When I was a kid my mama used to make little shortbread balls with pecan pieces inside and they were rolled in powdered sugar. They were my favs...but now I am allergic to nuts so I just eat shortbread without the pecans. They are yummy.

May the love of Jesus fill your hearts this Christmas!


Kristin said...

I LOVED your list!!!! And I love you :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

Karin said...

Wonderful list!! I would probably come up with many the same as you did! You were on a roll and probably could have gone for a gazillion more!!

Psalm 119 is based on the Hebrew alphabet. 8 lines for every letter - and each line starting with the same letter - I think it was. It was such a joy to write my own version for our own alphabet in my posts quite a while ago!

He & Me + 3 said...

Your list was awesome. Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

Verna said...

Great list.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving today.

croleyc69 said...

Awesome list and I hope you had a great day !!!!

Bellismom said...


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I actually ran across your daughter's blog a few months ago and cried and cried as I read her story. Both tears of sadness for her pain and tears of joy for the strength she is able to show. Thanks again for taking the time to visit my blog and read about Belli!

Courtney Kirkland said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the super sweet comments!! I love your blog...and your beautiful layout! I am following now :) Hope you'll stop by again. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mama M. said...

Allergic to nuts? That stinks, seems like they're in everything!!! Thank you so much for the nice comment on my blog! I'm glad I can make you smile once in a while!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

I love your list! We Do have so much to be thankful for...

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your beautiful family, dear friend...

Love to you...

Jenilee said...

It was fun to read your list and read your answers! I love getting to know blog friends better. :)

Heidi said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments.
We will actually travel the day after Christmas to see my family in MD and I do look forward to the time we share with them and appreciate that they are willing to accomodate the traditions we set for our family.
Life can be hectic most days but at the end of the day when I lay my head to rest I know that I am blessed.

Marydon Ford said...

Christmas tree is up, ALL SWEETS are my favs, Tsgiving calories about 2,000 ... hope your holiday was filled with joys.

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TTFN ~Marydon

Three Against One said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

1.Growing up my family always had a real tree but now that I am married and have 2 sweet little girls of my own, we do a fake tree.

2. Favorite tradition would be getting together with my side of the family for dinner on Christmas and watching all the kids open their presents and all the excitement they have.

3. We did celebrate Thanksgiving, how many calories I have no idea, but I do know I filled up mostly on appetizers.

4. We have all our lights up outside and put the tree up today, know I just have to get all the other decortations out tomorrow.

5. I could never choose just one cookie as my favorite anything with chocolate or peanut butter, yum!

Karabeth said...

Hi Linda!

We haven't spoken in awhile. I took some time away from blogging while helping a bunch of sick people who had the "piggy flu." I joke about it now because everyone survived but it was touch and go for a few of them for awhile. The Bear is still coughing and it has been 5 weeks!

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. ALLERGIC TO CHICKEN?!! I didn't even know that was possible. My recipe file would be at a loss if any of us became likewise afflicted. Does that include all poultry or just chicken? I love a good turkey on Thanksgiving.

Hope all your family is well. I'll be back to visit your lovely blog again now that everyone here is on the mend.

Veronica said...

Linda...finally making my way over here! I loved your list and the way you came up with so many different words!

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving! I think I must have consumed at least a gazillion calories too!

Kimberly said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! We are enjoying living in Germany... however, it has been quite an adjustment :-) I have enjoyed reading through your blog! I hopped over to your daughter's blog - what a testimony! To lose 3 children and still be praising God!!!

I love your 26 things you're thankful for - so cute!

Merry Christmas!